North African pastries with Rachida Zitouni

Sat, October 5, 2019 2:00 PM – 5:00

Learn how to make these pretty little North African pastries – as perfect for impressing visitors as they are as a gift when you’re doing the visiting!

Rachida Zitouni learned how to make these geometric Algerian delights as a child by her mother’s side, selling them at their popular stall in their local market in southwestern France. Now, she shares her traditional skills with you. Learn how to make:

  • Cherek – a crescent-shaped crumbly biscuit filled with almonds and the heady flavours of cinnamon and orange blossom.
  • Makrout – a diamond-shaped semolina pastry filled with dates, soaked in lush honey and decorated with a design of your own.
  • Samsa – a triangular parcel of light, crispy pastry filled with almonds and drizzled with honey or syrup.

This session will also include tastings of the traditional mint tea that is the perfect authentic accompaniment to these pastries.

Tickets for this event include:

  • professional tuition
  • all ingredients and equipment
  • hot drinks throughout the session and a traditional mint tea
  • your baked goods, boxed to takeaway
  • all recipes from the class.

Any profits raised from this class support our community cookery activities– where everyone can experience the benefits of cooking and eating together, regardless of finance, confidence or ability.

Ticket pricing

Tickets for this event are £39.99 per person, or £34.99 (per person) when booking two or more tickets at once. We have a limited number of tickets available at a concession rate of £24.99 for those who are in receipt of a means-tested benefit, under-18’s (must be accompanied by an adult), as well as full-time students (use the drop-down to choose this option when purchasing your ticket).

Refund policy:

We offer a full refund if you change or cancel your place up to 14 days before your class. If you cancel between seven and 14 days before your class, we offer a 50% refund. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds when a place is cancelled less than seven days before the class is due to take place.

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